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Ross Bonaime

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.1/10 81% Sausage Party (2016) "Sausage Party is a delicious treat covered in a filthy wrapper. For some, that will be a deal breaker, but for plenty of others, it will be a selling point. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2016
6.1/10 82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "When the eponymous wave hits, all of The Wave's character-building and plot matters as much as it would in a San Andreas or a 2012, in that it's mostly for nothing. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2016
5.2/10 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "Greenaway tries his best to do justice to the grandiosity of Eisenstein's films, while also utilizing his own style. But the process only exhausts the audience and adds little to the story. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
5.8/10 63% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 12 "Maybe next time American Horror Story will live up to those high hopes it keeps giving us. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5.4/10 82% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 11 ""Battle Royale" is wasted space, an opportunity to tie up loose ends before the finale, but instead it continues to meander, giving inconsequential plots and disgusting diversions. At this point, there's no real way for Hotel to recover from the mess. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
6.8/10 64% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 9 "Everyone makes mistakes, but in American Horror Story's case, it seems like its own mistakes could have been solved with a bit more planning and foresight. There's a lot of holes left in this Hotel with not a lot of time to fill them up. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2015
8.3/10 66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before earnestly blends the holiday film with the buddy comedy. The result is a Christmas film that focuses on a created family of friends rather than the literal family, and in doing so, makes a surprisingly sincere and funny combination. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2015
7.9/10 71% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 5 "The gap between how these characters are handled is made incredibly clear, as two of the biggest pawns in this show become two of the most interesting characters, which really highlights just how much substance has been missing from the rest of the cast. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2015
7.6/10 87% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 3 "Considering how all over the place past seasons of American Horror Story have been, it's amazing how long Hotel has stuck to this one theme, running with it for three episodes, rather than indulging the attention-deficit from which [it] usually suffers. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2015
6/10 77% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 1 ""Checking In" isn't a good start for American Horror Story: Hotel. Already we're seeing the odd season's penchant for attempts to freak out its audience, rather than creating an interesting horror story with a decent plot. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
7.7/10 83% American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 2 ""Chutes and Ladders" has what "Checking In" didn't have: a story. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
7/10 92% Prophet's Prey (2015) "Despite going too far in one of its arcs while not going far enough in the other, Prophet's Prey is still an excellent distillation of the FLDS and Jeffs, presenting as much information as possible behind this truly awful story. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2015
6.7/10 91% The Blacklist: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2016) "Too often... when The Blacklist presents one of these "criminal masterminds," it turns into a complete letdown. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2015
7.6/10 74% The Keeping Room (2015) "The Keeping Room for the most part is able to convey the terror that these women clearly feel, and is even is able to bring some humanity to the villainous Union soldiers, but too often it's frankly on the nose. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2015
6.8/10 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "Labyrinth of Lies sheds light on this lesser known series of trials, but can't help but fall into many of the same cliché traps that similar historical fictions often do. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
1.5/10 0% Chloe & Theo (2015) "Chloe & Theo, in other words, fumbles every aspect of its moral play in frighteningly embarrassing ways. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2015
5.6/10 74% When Animals Dream (2015) "When Animals Sleep attempts to link lycanthropy with the horrors inherent in becoming an adult -- but that's the only surprise its meandering plot can muster. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2015
7/10 53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What keeps this pilot afloat... are the feelings we quickly develop for Stewart's Walter Blunt and his good-hearted nature, even when he's doing the most insane things. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2015
6.7/10 72% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "Lapid's skilled direction and Larry's fascinating performance allow us to find the true art in the unexpected, much like Nira does herself. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2015
8.5/10 No Score Yet Hell on Wheels: Season 5 (TV, 2015-2016) "Beginning its last season, Hell on Wheels has refined itself into an exciting, focused drama that is far better than it ever seemed it would be. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2015
8.9/10 91% Stations of the Cross (2015) "Stations of the Cross belongs among the decade's best films about the lengths one must go to in order to balance strong beliefs with a tolerance toward a secular world that fights against those beliefs. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
6/10 79% The Strain: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Last season built to one supposedly gigantic moment, but now, as we're dealing with the aftermath, it's almost as if our characters and the show itself just don't know what to do. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2015
6.9/10 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "It's entertaining without any weight behind the story at all. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) "There's sweetness in When Marnie Was There, and a fitting dedication from a young protégé to the craft Studio Ghibli held above all: the act of finding freedom through art. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
5.2/10 75% Good Kill (2015) "Andrew Niccol also seems to have a problem with this type of warfare, and Good Kill gives the writer-director a platform to hit his audience over the head nonstop with obvious diatribes. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 13, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet The Red Road: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It just keeps circulating the same idea over and over. We get it. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2015
3.5/10 17% Serena (2015) "Thankfully for Cooper, Lawrence and even Bier, their reputations will outlast Serena's legacy -- because no one will see it. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "A tense, at times disturbing film. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2015
8.2/10 No Score Yet Children's Hospital: Season 6 (TV, 2015) ""Five Years Later" is a crash course back into the mix and it feels so good to be back. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2015
7/10 80% These Final Hours (2015) "These Final Hours is a quick trip that lacks the depth and originality it deserves, but it still creates some spectacular moments along the way. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
7.8/10 91% Eastern Boys (2015) "As each new chapter unravels, so do our preconceived notions of the film's characters. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
6.6/10 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Beyond performances from Moore and Wasikowska that rank among their best, Maps to the Stars is compelling as a weird statement on one directing stalwart's experience looking inside the machine that he avoided for so long. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
8.8/10 58% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 13 "Freak Show ends on [an] unexpected, optimistic note, where the darkness in the freaks' world is not gone. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2015
8.8/10 100% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 1 "Every season has been filled with problems, but "Monsters Among Us" feels like Murphy is starting with a clean slate and fixing the errors of the past. Step on up, cause this Freak Show is off to a great start. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8.2/10 82% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 2 ""Massacres and Matinees" not only introduces new characters in a way that makes sense, but also gives us far more depth into the character dynamics. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 5 ""Pink Cupcakes" does a fine job of setting up all of our character's hopes and dreams at this moment, without feeling like that's all it's doing. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8.8/10 64% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 6 "Six episodes into Freak Show, and it's clear that American Horror Story's latest season is the first to balance a lot of narratives, while keeping them all on equally compelling footing. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
6.6/10 55% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 7 ""Test of Strength" feels like a series of barely-connected vignettes, to catch us up on what everyone has been up to. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
6.6/10 50% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 12 ""Show Stoppers" goes to some compelling places for the final episode, but it also gives Freak Show the problematic rushed feeling that every other season has suffered from. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 8 ""Blood Bath" is used as a way to push our characters forward, to their final act. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
6.7/10 67% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 9 ""Tupperware Party Massacre" is all about the godlike power that people can hold over others, using love, power, money, etc. It's also one of the most jumbled, confused and strange for strange sake episodes of Freak Show so far. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8.8/10 92% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 10 ""Orphans" presents the strongest profile of a character that I can remember on the show and the result is a touching, beautiful look at one of AHS's side characters-one who is so much more than we thought. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
7.1/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 11 "Surprisingly effective here is the evolution of the relationship between Jimmy and his father Dell. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8.1/10 No Score Yet Workaholics: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Considering the depraved paths you could imagine the idea of "Workaholics Go Back to College" could go down, "Dorm Daze" is impressively well done. Now let's hope that the rest of the season can be this good. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2015
8.1/10 80% Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It's already impressive that Marry Me has figured out its voice, although it clearly borrows heavily from Happy Endings in that regard. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2014
7/10 71% The Blacklist: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2015) "It does seem like the writers are trying to fix the problems that really made the show so uneventful and unfulfilling. It's not a gigantic shift for The Blacklist, but hey, it feels like a move in the right direction. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2014
5.9/10 No Score Yet Hell on Wheels: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "The things that made Deadwood so successful-the living, breathing community, and the duality of characters-is what Hell on Wheels is seriously lacking. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2014
7.5/10 87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) ""Night Zero" kicks off The Strain out with some incredibly cheesy moments, yet the mysterious creatures and inner workings of this breakout are compelling enough to keep watching. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2014
7.9/10 82% Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "With the weight of one World on its back, Girl Meets World comes out strong, finding its own way, rather than just walking in the footsteps of that which came before it. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2014
4.5/10 31% Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Rosemary's Baby takes a tightly woven, thrilling story and turns it into a bloated, unnecessary chore with all the style of a generic network drama. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
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